A ‘Tiger’ in the making

SEAN THORNBERRY, the recent champion of the Arabian Ranches Junior Open presented by Khaleej Times looks forward to a professional golf career.

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Published: Sun 6 Apr 2008, 11:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:43 PM

The 16-year-old possesses great strength and confidence for his young age, features that give him an advantage when making swings on the course.

Sean commented, “I am at present considering going to college in America to play golf as well as further my academic studies. I want to give the game my best shot and I believe America will give me that opportunity.”

Currently a student in Dubai College in Jumeirah, he is studying for his ‘A’ Levels in Economics, History, PE and Communications. Sean took up the game of golf at a young age of 10 at Emirates Golf Club where his father Paul, a former Men’s Club Captain, plays.

The youngster is a three handicapper and his ARGC Junior Championship title last weekend goes alongside his victory earlier this season in the Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah Junior Golf Championship. As a result, he currently stands on top of the 2007 - 08 UGA Junior Order of Merit.

Sean boasts an impressive golf portfolio, having competed in the last 12 months in the Faldo Asia Series in China and is a regular member of both the Emirates Golf Club Junior and Senior Golf Scratch League Teams. The Khaleej Times Junior Open Golf Championship is his outstanding achievement to date, and the company feels proud to have played a part of the youngster’s development of the game.

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